THE PENGUIN Drops First Teaser Trailer, THE BATMAN Spinoff Series Arrives on Max This Fall

Colin Farrell stars as Oz Cobb in the first teaser trailer for Max's The Penguin, a new spin-off series coming this fall.
The Penguin Colin Farrell

Colin Farrell returns as Oswald Cobblepot, aka The Penguin! What a week it’s been for trailers! Besides new looks at The Acolyte, Furiosa, or Alien: Romulus, Max has come to drop the teaser trailer for their biggest show of the year (not counting House of the Dragon, which also dropped a new look at season 2 this week, and which comes from HBO proper), The Penguin.

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In the upcoming DC Studios show, Colin Farrell reprises his role from Matt Reeves’ hit movie The Batman, but it also includes a long list of new cast members (see details below). Check out our first look here:


The series, based on the DC comic books and characters, continues the gritty, urban-like, realistic tone that made The Batman stick out in the comic-book genre by focusing first on being a mobster story and then a DC Comics property. Farrell is still hardly recognizable in the role, which he’s made his own by now.

There have been some rumors that Robert Pattinson will be reprising his role as Bruce Wayne, though it’s far from confirmed and may simply be an educated guess on the Internet’s part.

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Image via Max, Warner Bros. Discovery

In the meantime, Warner Bros. recently delayed The Batman Part II from its planned fall 2025 to an October 2026 date, as Matt Reeves hasn’t been able to finish the script due to last year’s work stoppage. That also caused scheduling problems when it came to booking major stages to film the sequel, so the studio decided to push it. It’s still unknown if Farrell will be back as Oz Cobb in Part II, though we certainly wouldn’t be surprised.

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The Penguin arrives on Max later this fall. The eight-episode DC Studios drama will be streaming exclusively on the platform.

About The Penguin

The Penguin

Premiere Date: Fall 2024
Episodes: 8 episodes x 1 hour
Executive Producer / Showrunner: Lauren LeFranc
Directors: Craig Zobel (episodes 1-3)
Executive Producers: Matt Reeves, Dylan Clark, Colin Farrell, Lauren LeFranc, Craig Zobel, Bill Carraro, Daniel Pipski
Production: DC Studios, 6th & Idaho Productions, and Dylan Clark Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television
Network/Platform: Max
Cast: Colin Farrell, Cristin Milioti, Rhenzy Feliz, Michael Kelly, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Deirdre O’Connell, Clancy Brown, and Michael Zegen.

About: Starring Colin Farrell as The Penguin, the eight-episode DC Studios drama series continues The Batman epic crime saga that filmmaker Matt Reeves began with Warner Bros. Pictures’ global blockbuster The Batman and centers on the character played by Farrell in the film.

What did you think of the first teaser for The Penguin? Are you excited for the new series, or perhaps you didn’t care for The Batman and thus feel indifferent about the Max spin-off? Let us know your thoughts on our Twitter and also via our Discord server!


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